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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Dec 9, 2011 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bobby and the Midnights w/ Hot Tuna - comedy rock

I saw Bobby and The Midnights play a Halloween show in like 1984 at the Nassua Thunderdome. Hot Tuna ROCKED. Bobby and his little troop of goofballs looked like dopey rich kids in comparison.

Bobby came back out and jammed few songs at the end of the Tuna set and he had ripped the sleeves off of his pink Izod shirt so as to look "cool" but he just looked the fool. He then went on to prance about on the stage (as only Bobby can) and then to top it off he decides to jump down into the space between the stage and the railing to continue the prancing...bad decision. He can't get back up on the stage. he tried and tried but kept falling back. Finally one of the stage crew comes to give him a hand and pulls him up on the stage and they both flop on the stage like a couple of fishes out of water, that is when Weir's guitar bounces twice and then crashes onto the stage and makes a classic Hendrix/Townsend busting up the joint noise - squeeling and buzzing. The whole time Jack and Jorma and the other 10,000 folks in the hall are dying laughing.

Almost as bad as the time I saw Keith Richards do a Chuck Berry knee slide across the stage and then realizes he has fallen and can't get up...two stage hands run out and pick him back up and off he goes on his merry way -

classic Spinal Tap moments in R&R history.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Dec 10, 2011 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby and the Midnights w/ Hot Tuna - comedy rock

I got to tell you that as a gym bandthey are not that bad. the musicians are all accomplished intheir own rirht w/ the exception of the drummer Billy Cobham who to me was the best drummer I had ever seen befor and since . Now I know this is a major statement w/ Ginger, Alan White,Andy Newmark,Tony Williams,Mithch Mitchell and loads of others. We've had all these list before and of course it's amatter a taste,style and backbone such as Max Weinberg,and Charlie wATTS but if you can watch MRCobham you will be a convert....